Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
From One Prison: Part 2: women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Underground video was an important tool during the Marcos era and contributed to the Aquino revolution. In the rejuvenated atmosphere within traditional Philippine media institutions, President Aquino has become the protagonist in a soap opera and the brunt of ribald satiric humor. A skit on a weekly comedy show Six O'Clock News, where a genial Bush twists Aquino's arm for continued U.S. military bases. Next, an emotional melodrama uses double exposure and surreal juxtapositions to address the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Feb 10, 2015byDeeDee Halleck and Catherine Saalfield
Anti-communism has been such a fixture of our conceptual landscape that many of us take it for granted. This film is lively compilation of clips from anti-communist propaganda films intercut with footage taken from an international conference at Harvard University in 1989. This show is an analytic and often humorous look at America's fear of red. Highlights of the tape include segments from a US propaganda film hosted by Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis on a network talk show discussing what... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
This program profiles ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), the effective and inventive national AIDS activist organization. In 1989, ACT UP, a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis, spawned DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists) to organize independent video makers involved in AIDS activism. Working collectively to produce images of ACT UP's often massive, always colorful, protests, DIVA-TV is a prime... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in... ( 1 reviews )
Warning Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Jenai Lane, protests against the subjugation of women in the media and beauty pageants. Mixed Messages by Kathryn Brew, video art. J. Mayne Reads Soap Opera Magazines by Paper Tiger, analysis of soap opera influences. Can You See Me Now by Holly Nattall. The Betucada Belles drum to Guayguanco a traditional Cuban rythym. We All Live Downstream: How Pollution on the Mississippi is effecting health by A. C. Warden and Karen Hirsch. Jungleland by... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This tape features south Korea's decade-long street insurrections from the point of view of students, farmers and workers who have stood in the front line of the reunification movement, against economic exploitation and-militarism. Beginning with stark footage from the Kwang-ju people's massive uprising and brutal suppression in 1980, through a recent strike of militant office workers, protests by farmers against the import of U.S. dairy products, and a showdown at the border of the two... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects. Subsequently banned, its scriptwriter was among the most wanted intellectuals after the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Aug 13, 2008byMichael Murphy and Danielle Villegas
To most North Americans, Central America is a blur of incomprehensible political violence. This program puts together excerpts on the countries that make up the region, clarifying the distinctions and providing a road map to better understanding the region and the role of the US. government. The show includes segments of powerful and investigative documentaries such as "Dark Light of Dawn" (about military repression under the new civilian rule in Guatemala) and "Enough Crying of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
This portrait of Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S. suggests that even for those driven from home, the 1 2-year war in El Salvador has not ended. On top of unemployment, discrimination and exploitation, the U.S. has refused to recognize their status as refugees. Newly arrived Salvadoran families describe the other war which has just begun for those in El Salvador:-one where Salvadorans must confront their own devastated country. Produced by Roberto Arevalo in cooperation with Somerville... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This section of L.A. Freewaves: Experimental Video from Southern California includes short videos by children, students, independent producers and artists about the L.A. uprising, and reactions to the acquittal of the four officers charged in the Rodney King case. Topics: California, Los Angeles, Rodney King, video, students, youth, independent art, race, LA
Feminist home-girls offer an indestructible analysis of sex, class and gender attitudes in the Black and Latino communities as they inform the potential for cultural understanding and political liberation. Topics: Feminist, Feminism, Gender, Sex, Class, Politics, Black, Latino
As Part of the National Coming Out of the Shadows week of action in support of the Dream Act, Student Dreamers from Lehman College shared their stories on the school quad. As undocumented youth fighting for their rights, the Lehman Dreamers told the world why they are "Undocumented, Unafraid and Unapologetic". Topics: Undocumented, Students, youth, Dream Act, Coming Out of the Shadows, Unafraid, Unapologetic, Lehman...
Latino writers, musicians, painters and performers seize the TV screen and remind us to listen to Latino voices to hear our own conscience. With Maria Hinojosa. Topics: Latino, Latina, Latin America, music, art culture, Mexico, Puerto Rico
An accelerated decline of the US economy, labor, housing and healthcare lie in the wake of the Gulf War. The billions spent on destruction in this war could have been spent on ecological projects, housing and education. This program includes: Michio Kaku, physicist; Adrienne Wing, National Conference of Black Lawyers; Dr. Yolanda Huet Vaughn, family practice physician who refused reserve duty in the Gulf; Michael Moore, director of Roger and Me, on the war and the auto industry; Seymour Melman,...
Penn State Dean Brian Winston surveys the dream logic of the nightly network news --what's news and what's not? And why do we get so many pictures of men getting out of limousines? Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY. NY)
Ohio media activists detail conflicts of interest, biased reporting, and squelching of stories by the main media outlets in Columbus, just to give you a taste of the Heartland. Hmmm, kinda sounds like New York... Produced by Paper Tiger with ACTV Ch. 21 at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH)
Covers various womens issues. Includes: I am your sister conference over view- produced by Jennifer Abod. Featuring Audre Lorde and Mab Seagrest- North Carolinians against racist and religious violence, and Joanne C. Chang- Asian American for equality. Different Threads, One Fabric by Kate Gallager, interviews women including Anne Burns, Catholic Lay Minister, discusses Family AIDS Ministry. The Brookline Look: Model Mugging by Brookline Access Television, self defense training. John Elliot...
Celebrates women at many different ages. "Whisper, the Waves, the Wind" by Suzane Lacy, celebrating older women. "Whisper the Women" by Barbara Weaver, featuring Min Himmelman- 85, LeNora Finley- 67, Edna Schwartz- 78. "Interview with Marsha Small" by Evelyn Spears. "Misty" by Garner & Burke. "Teaching Peace" by Betty Murther Jacob. "Planning and Operating a Quality Day Care" by Doris Raphael. "De Alla Para Aca: Living Between...
Discusses women and their professions, and touches on violence against women. In Her Chosen Field by National Film Board of Canada, women livestock farmers. Quite a Problem: Sexual Harassment by Kathy Desmond. Doubting Thomas by Leslie A. Purcell, a he said, she said situation. Tina DElra reads the poem Fiercly Piercing Towards a Struggle of Opposition. Every Woman Has a Story by Cambridge Women in Cable. Rule of Thumb by Jill Petzall, interviews women about domestic violence. More Than a...
The Dilemmas facing the Iraqi people due to the currently imposed sanctions. Interviews and footage recently obtained in Iraq are interspersed with the work of several organizations with this issue, including MADRE. Produced by Madre, Simone Farkhondeh and Laura Flanders (NY, NY)
Si Se Puede traces the struggle for better wages and dignity among members of the Service Employees union in Los Angeles in 1990, where scores of peaceful protesters were met with police brutality. Days Work Productions (LA, CA) Daily News is Bad News is a first hand look at the Daily News union-busting tactics and workers' strategies for fighting back. Daily News reporter, Juan Gonzalez is featured along with an exclusive interview with publisher James Hoge. Produced by Labor at the...
This tape serves as an analytical tool for dissecting the American mass media with demystifying the economic structure of the media and exposing TV politics and religion. This show reassembles the discarded debris of mass culture to comment upon that culture without disdain or condescension to mass culture or its audiences. Produced by William Boddy and Marisa Bowe (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
Our History: La Historia de todos nosotros is a look at past labor history in Puerto Rico through the eyes of several retired workers. Produced by Marcia Riviera and the Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Puertoriqueña. El Paro Va! The Strike is On! A struggle against the privatization of telephone service on the island of Puerto Rico led to a successful general strike and the government agreed not to sell. Produced by Cynthia Lopez and La Union Independente de Trabajadoras Telefonica.
Video artists and activists from the Los Angeles area probe the densely woven issues surrounding the rebellion following the Simi Valley verdict in the Rodney King case. This compilation looks at the South Central L.A. community since Watts, the persistence of police brutality, the meanings of "riot," and the aftermath of the rebellion. Produced by LAVA --Los Angeles Video Activists. (LA, CA)
The Los Angeles rebellion produced aftershocks felt across the country. The injustices and outrage of South Central resounded in communities from San Francisco to New York, from Chicago to Atlanta. This program gives voice to the disenfranchised nationwide and presents the efforts of some community groups to organize viable coalitions against the grain of deepening divisions. Coordinating Producer: Not Channel Zero (NY, NY)
In 1975, Indonesia invaded East Timor, using arms supplied by the United States. Nearly one-third of the Timorese population has since died. This activist document offers eyewitness accounts and analysis of how to end the occupation. Produced by the East Timor Action Network. (East Timor/NY)
-byFernando Moreno for SWOP in cooperation with Quote...Unquote
500 years after Columbus, the multicultural communities of this nation's Southwest region are joining forces in the perpetual struggles against social, economic, environmental and cultural injustices. The Southwest Organizing Project(SWOP) organized a live 90-minute program inviting viewers to call in to share issues with participating community activists. Coordinating Producer: Fernando Moreno for SWOP in cooperation with Quote...Unquote (Albuquerque, NM)
This compilation tape takes as its central metaphor a bilingual board game where La Pinta, La Nina and Santa Maria take turns in the construction of Western history. In this process one discovers the irony of 500 years of fairy tales where power, discrimination, genocide and greed have shaped the hemisphere's legacy. Coordinating Producers: Luis Valdovino and Dan Boord (Columbus, OH)
In the past decade labor has been on the defensive. Lured by foreign plants and non-productive investments, major industries have been closing up shop or demanding major concessions from workers around the country. The impact of these pressures, and the labor organizing that has resulted, are seen in segments of programs such as "Canterbury Tale in the Coal Fields," a story of plant closings in Pittsburgh, and "The American Connection", an examination of the economic...
-byLizzie Martinez, Jim Mendiola and Brett Littman
Every year for the past 101 years, San Antonio, TX, stages "Fiesta," a 10 day celebration to honor Texas' defeat of Mexico in the battle of San Jacinto --the Alamo, remember? This program takes Fiesta as a metaphor for the colonization of this predominantly Chicano city, and as an opportunity to explore Aztlan/Chicano identities. Coordinating Producers: Lizzie Martinez, Jim Mendiola and Brett Littman (San Antonio, TX)
-byViviana Acevedo and Michelle Materre for the Educational Video Center
A wake-up call from America's youth, taking a critical look at the past, present and future of Native Americans. This program addresses young people's perspectives on the widespread dissemination of false histories and the consequences of oppression and racism. Coordinating Producers: Viviana Acevedo and Michelle Materre for the Educational Video Center (NY, NY)
Picture a television future where hundreds of channels come into your home through a single telephone line. More choices, more competition, faster advances in technology -- that's what the hype says. But to date, there's no guarantee that the public will be able to afford access to all the goodies at the end of the phone line. Tune in and find out what's being planned for your communications future, and what you can do about it. Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY, NY)
Native women have historically been objectified and stereotyped in popular culture. Only recently are the voices and visions of Native women emerging in media. This program celebrates the new generation of Native women active in film and video who are reclaiming the image, ability and power of Native women to define their own identities in the world. Coordinating Producers: Suzanne Henry, Luz Guerra and Claudia Sperber for the Women's Media Project (Austin, Texas)
-byOsa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions
2-Spirited people (Native lesbians and Gay men) from the Bay Area share their experience of overlapping gender, ethnic and cultural identities as they explore and define their visions of utopia. Coordinating Producer: Osa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions (Oakland, CA )
A comprehensive critical analysis and re-evaluation of Latin American history by Latin Americans is the focus of this compilation program. The issues addressed here include the present historical situation of Latin America, the arrival and imposition of white European male power structures, and popular resistance against the many forms of colonization. Coordinating Producer: Raul Ferrera Balanquet for the Latino Midwest Video Collective (Iowa City, IA).
A 2-part program focusing on the perspectives and experiences of people of African descent and Latinos, from the Caribbean and Central America. Pt. 1: The Caribbean Experience goes from the histories of resistance against colonialism to plans for the economic and political empowerment of the region. Pt. 2: A Puerto Rican Experience presents highlights from a conference on the Puerto Rican struggle against U.S. colonialism, held in May 1992. Coordinating Producers: John Crow and Waldaba Stewart...
Creative Time and the Media Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY will present a LIVE television event for Day Without Art 1992. This special features the work of various New York performance artists as well as LIVE contributions from artists and AIDS activists from around the country. Combining confrontation, commentary, and personal narration in a call for AIDS action and awareness, We Interrupt This Program... creates a national forum that is both essential AIDS...
Not everyone in Spain favors the celebration of the Quincentenary or is satisfied with the Spanish government. This 2-part program, produced by a Spanish video activist collective, gives us the views of progressive and radical Spanish thinkers. Included is footage of demonstrations and protests held at the World's Fair in Seville in April 1992, and a look at Spanish society 500 years-after Columbus. Coordinating Producer: Digitales Ozbeats (Madrid, Spain).
Six indigenous leaders from Central and South America discuss the 500 Years Campaign, which began as indigenous people's response to the Quincentenary celebration and has developed as an ongoing dialogue among indigenous activists. Coordinating Producers: Nilo Cayugueo, Glenn Switkes and Jerry Pozo for the South and Meso American Indian Information Center (SAIIC)
Themes and issues important to Latino communities throughout the U.S. Latino producers ask, "Why did we leave, why did we come?," "What did we find, what did we lose?" and "Where are we headed?" Tapes cover such subjects as the expectations, realities and loss that are part of the migration experience, gender roles in Latin America and how community television can be used to preserve and share cultural history. Between segments, Latino producers speak about their...
A compilation-style exploration of strategies for social change, focusing on protest demonstrations and other efforts to educate communities about the culture, problems and future of indigenous people. Coordinating Producer: Kat High for Giveaway Songs (Topanga, CA)
Highlights from the International Tribunal of Indigenous People and Oppressed Nations in the U.S., held in San Francisco in October 1992. Native Americans, African Americans, Puerto Ricans and Chicanos submit evidence to a distinguished jury of international representatives, indicting the U.S. on charges of genocide, imperialism and racism. Produced by Mission Creek Video.
Personal stories of Palestinians and Israeli settlers frame this account of Israel's race to build permanent settlements in the West Bank and Gaza strip, in an effort to cement the occupation of Palestinian lands. The decisive role of U.S. aid and the impact of massive Soviet immigration are reflected in everyday life on both sides. Eyewitness testimony and analysis underscore the political stakes as the settlements become "facts on the ground." Produced by Anata Video in cooperation...
Since 1967, nearly 2 million Palestinians have lived under Israeli military occupation, subjected to brutal force in defiance of international law. In 1987 the Palestinian people responded with the "Intifada," or uprising, against the occupation. This program examines Palestinian survival under Israeli occupation and why peace and justice require Palestinian independence. Produced by Dana Dunnell Tony Kandah and Mark Bruzonsky for the Jewish Committee on the Middle East (JCOME)